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PErviOuS PAvEMENT: CONCrETE SOLuTiONS TO drivEwAy STOrMwATEr drAiNAgE ANd SuSTAiNABiLiTy PrOBLEMS AUTHOR Martin Applebaum, general Manager COMPANY driveway Maintenance, inc. chAllenge: Property owners at a Miami, Florida, self-storage facility were awash in problems. During the rainy season, poor drainage would cause water from heavy rains to pool and rise in the asphalt driveways and access ways between the bays. Vehicle and customer access was limited or cut off, sometimes for hours, until water drained, receded or retreated. Contents inside the storage units were threatened with damage by rising waters. Customers were frustrated. The company needed a solution that would boost drainage and facilitate access without investing months or unreasonable costs in improvements. Yet the problem called for digging up the asphalt pavement and installing catch basins and corrugated pipe with French drains to manage the stormwater. The price would be $40,000 or more and the project would require extensive permitting and disruption of customer access. best PrActice: The proposed alternative was pervious pavement. Pervious pavement can be installed at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional drainage solutions. Pervious pavement creates a permanent remedy that hastens rainwater drainage, reduces the threat of damage from rising waters and increases customer access --and customer satisfaction--following rain storms. A section of surface material, either asphalt or concrete, running the length of the installation area was removed to a minimum of six inches in depth. Underlayment was excavated and removed to a total depth of about 12 inches. Six inches of drain field rock was laid in the resulting trench. This created an additional reservoir for added drainage capacity. Atop that, six inches of pervious cement was poured. The water now drains through the pervious pavement and drainage rock and into the ground below. From there it filters directly into the ground and water table below. The cost: Less than one-third to one-half the cost--and far less time--required over installing new drainage systems. It is a less disruptive, long-term solution that the property owner can afford. results: The positive outcomes include short-term cost and long-term environmental benefits. Aside from initial cost savings over traditional drainage systems, the property owners now enjoy pervious pavement’s low life cycle and maintenance costs thanks to limited upkeep requirements. The implementation of pervious pavement provides improved structural benefits, including road surface that’s stronger and more durable than asphalt pavement. The textured surface is safer for walking or driving when wet. Because water drains faster, customer belongings aren’t threatened by rising waters, and pooling and glare are reduced. Pervious pavement also mitigates environmental impacts. Pervious pavement’s natural lighter color reduces the “heat island” effect from solar radiation common to traditional asphalt pavement. Pervious pavement is seen as part of an overall solution under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for new building construction plans. When compared to other remediation options, the cost and installation time are lower and the benefits to property and the environment are greater. VeriFicAtion oF eFFiciency And sAVings cAPtured: Property owners enjoyed $15,000 in hard cost savings over traditional drainage installation. The company also realized the benefits of significant soft-cost savings, including reduced down time during installation, and improved access during and after rain events. Finally, pervious pavement is a long-term sustainable solution that heightens the property’s green conscious status by reducing run-off and better serving the needs of area water recapture. 2012 Best Practices | 11 http://www.prsm.com/bestpractices

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PRSM 2012 Best Practices

Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Conducting Multi-Site Paving Improvements to Ensure Continuity
Exterior Rebranding
Exterior Rebranding
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Getting the Most Value Out of Roof Management
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Concrete Pavement Solves Drainage Challenge
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Pervious Pavement: Concrete Solutions to Driveway Stormwater Drainage and Sustainability Problems
Applying Bipolar Ionization to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Save Energy
Determining Responsibility for Ceiling Leaks
HVAC Maintenance and Repairs Quote Review
Managing HVAC Energy Usage Without Installing an Energy Management System
Solving HVAC Issues on Landlord Operated Systems
Creating a Standardized Cleaning Chemical Program
Floor Replacement Planning and Execution
Improving Pest Control Monitoring to Maintain Store Cleanliness
Streamlining Store Cleaning Through Internal Benchmarking
LED Conversion Bolsters Ambiance, Bottom Line and Environment.
LED Gas Canopy Lighting Upgrade
Lighting Maintenance
Retrofitting Signage with LED Technology
Performing Basic Troubleshooting to Save Money
Implementing Repair Audits to Ensure Customer Safety
Improving Quality, Cost and Schedule Through Safety Education
Managing Extended Power Outages Through Emergency Response
Managing Risk Through Slip Resistance Testing
Creating Energy Teams to Pursue Opportunities
Formulating Green Solutions
Making Data Centers LEED Compliant
Outfitting Facilities with an Eye on ENERGY STAR Certification
Recycling Cooling Water From Air Conditioning Systems for Toilet and Landscaping Use
Sustainability-How the Facilities Team Can Contribute
Driving Down Waste Expense
Reducing Trash and Recycling Expense for Retail Locations
Transferring Compactor Maintenance to a Service Vendor
Waste Service Efficiency and Compliance
Waste Evaluation and Right Sizing to Reduce Cost
Asset and Service Warranty Tracking and Management: More Fully Realizing the Value of Budget Expenditures
Conducting an Organized Meeting
Proactive Maintenance Scheduling and Delivery
Repair Reductions by Participating in Design and Construction Table
Streamlining the Store Closing Process
Achieving Process Improvement Through Onsite Assessment of KPIs
Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget
How to Calculate Return on Investment
Tracking Finances for Facilities
Centralizing Vendor Training and Management
Creating a Service Vendor Call Center to Save End Users’ Money
Answering a Call Status Challenge with an IVR Solution
Communicating Product Recalls Using a CMMS-Inspired Module
Doing More with Less and Saving Money in the Process
Ensuring the Accuracy of Web-Based Maintenance Requests
Establishing an End to End Procure-to-Pay Process
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Provide Updated Process Improvements
Quality Management of Bundled Periodic Services
Reduced Dashboard Time at Supply Houses
Parking Lot Management
Creating Best-In-Class Snow and Ice Management White Paper
Energy Savings/HVAC Air Filter Bypass
Managing a Retail Lighting Retrofit Project – Bright Ways to Improve Your Lighting and Your Bottom Line!
Managing Energy Usage with Interval Meter Calibration
Navigating the Department of Energy’s Higher Efficiency Regulations
Supplier Insights into Competitive Sourcing White Paper
Testing HVAC System Options to Reduce Costs and Labor
Understanding Retail Facilities Sourcing White Paper
Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
Index.

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